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Bowman Lake State Park
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745 Bliven Sherman Road
Oxford, New York   13830
(lat:42.5169 lon:-75.6784) map location

Phone: 607-334-2718
Bowman Lake State Park is a 967 acre remote sylvan retreat known as a camper's paradise. Scenic park roads wind through evergreen and hardwood forests to shady campsites. There is a sandy lakefront with several picnic areas nearby. The lake is regularly stocked with trout, and birdwatchers can spot as many as 103 species of birds. The park also has a nature center and a nine-hole disc golf course.

In winter, snowmobilers and cross-country skiers enjoy outstanding scenery on 13 miles of designated trails. No ice fishing is permitted.

Bowman Lake offers Rustic cabins. These cabins are the perfect in-between for campers who like tents and cabins. Offering protection from the elements, they offer 4 and 6 person cabins, but have no electricity or water, with the exception of Cabin 60, which has electricity.
1. Bowman Lake State Park offers a sandy beach for swimming.
2. Lifeguards are on duty during the summer season to ensure safety.
3. Swimming is only allowed when lifeguards are present.
4. The park provides changing rooms and shower facilities near the swim area.
5. There's also an accessible ramp leading into the water for those with mobility issues.
6. Children can enjoy wading in shallow areas under supervision of adults or lifeguards.
7. Swimming lessons may be available depending upon seasonal schedules and staff availability.

The park offers a wide range of boating options for visitors. Rowboats, canoes and paddle boats are available for rent on the premises. The lake is also open to personal non-motorized vessels such as kayaks or inflatable rafts. However, all private watercraft must be inspected at the boat launch area before use in order to prevent invasive species from entering into the waters.
Anglers can enjoy fishing in a serene lake setting, targeting species like largemouth bass and brown bullhead. A variety of panfish also inhabit the waters for those seeking smaller catches. Ice fishing is an option during winter months when conditions are safe.

Bowman Lake State Park is located near Norwich

Bowman Lake State Park offers numerous picnic tables, grills for barbecuing and a sandy beach area perfect for family picnics.
The park is home to various bird species, making it a popular spot for birdwatching. Birders can enjoy spotting waterfowl and songbirds during spring migration or raptors in the fall. The diverse habitats within the park attract different types of birds throughout the year.

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